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Community Facility Business Cases and Capital Expenditure Reviews


New South Wales


Federation Council, Goulburn Mulwaree Council and Hornsby Shire Council

Swimming pool

Our community facility business cases and capital expenditure reviews have included projects for Hornsby Shire Council, Federation Council and Goulburn Mulwaree Council.

For Hornsby Shire Council, the business case and capital expenditure review were required for a proposed multi-purpose community centre, with the objective of providing a range of meeting spaces and facilities to meet the current and future demands.  

Federation Council sought Morrison Low’s assistance in developing a preliminary business case and capital expenditure review for the reconstruction of the Corowa swimming pool and extension to the Howlong sporting facility. For the projects to proceed, Federation Council was required to undertake capital expenditure reviews in accordance with the Office of Local Government NSW’s guidelines. 

Goulburn Mulwaree Council engaged Morrison Low to assist in building a business case for their indoor and outdoor aquatics centre refurbishment and extension, with a cost estimate of $30million, as part of an application to the Building Better Regions Fund.

Each council’s project raised different challenges and therefore required a unique approach; however, with a wealth of experience, Morrison Low has developed a sound methodology for business case development and economic assessment, which includes cost benefit analysis, financial analysis, technical analysis and a review of the project’s risk and governance. For all projects we were able to demonstrate community and project benefits, providing the necessary justification for progressing projects to construction and delivery.

Having accumulated extensive experience and industry knowledge in the preparation of business cases, economic assessments and capital expenditure reviews, Morrison Low has the capability to assist councils in the economic, financial and project management analysis and justification of projects, in line with the NSW Treasury’s Business Case Guidelines and Office of Local Government NSW’s Capital Expenditure Guidelines.

For more information please contact Greg Smith.